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Monday, January 20, 2020
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Offshore Wind Hearing: What Some Speakers Said

Posted by: The Dispatch
Upwards of 1,000 people attended the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing on the proposed height increase in the turbines for two approved offshore wind projects off Ocean City’s coa......
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Monday, January 20, 2020
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Hundreds Attend Offshore Wind Hearing In Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY — The detriments and merits of super-sized wind turbines offshore were the subject of Saturday’s five-hour-plus public hearing, which ended with state officials mulling a re-op......
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
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Snuck A Quick Trip In

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Had an ok weather start to the day today, but it turned nasty by this evening with rain, wind and very chilly temps.  The wind picked up late this afternoon too and looks to blow for a little bit......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Open Houses Of The Week – January 17, 2020

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SELBYVILLE 30068 Sanctuary Dr The Overlook Tues-Sat 10-5 Sun-Mon 12-5 New Construction Single Family Homes Bayfront Community NV Homes 302-988-2185WEST OCEAN CITY West Harbor Village 9800-32 Mooring ......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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What’s Your Sign? January 17, 2020

Posted by: The Dispatch
ARIES (March 21 to April 19): Use that Arian charm to help make a difficult workplace transition easier for everyone. News about a long-awaited decision can be confusing. Don’t jump to conclusi......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Cops & Courts – January 17, 2020

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Alleged Baby Jesus Thief Busted For DrugsOCEAN CITY — A Towson man was arrested on drug charges in the Inlet parking lot last week on the same day his trial for swiping the baby Jesus from a ch......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Things I Like – January 17, 2020

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How upset my son was over the RavensGoing to bed early on Sunday nightPeople who like working with special needs kidsSurprise playoff football outcomesA great cheesesteak the day after a fun night out......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Things To Do Around Town – January 17, 2020

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Every Monday: TOPS Meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy life-style.410-641-0157.Every ......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Who’s Playing When And Where – January 17, 2020

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28th/127th St. Pit & Pub 410-289-2020 443-664-7482 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. 127th St. & Coastal Hwy. Wednesdays: DJ Wax (28th St.)Atlantic Hotel 410-641-3589 2 North Main St., ......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Voices From The Readers – January 17, 2020

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Who Owns The OC Pier?Editor:During recent discussions regarding the latest Pier Franchise Agreement, the question of true ownership of the pier came up. One scenario is that the Synepuxent Pier and I......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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The Adventures Of Fatherhood – January 17, 2020

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Though it’s too early to tell, we are hoping a new app could be a breakthrough in Carson’s speech journey.Despite the occasional exceptions, there are only a few places Carson will use his......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Ocean Pines Man Sentenced In Councilman Attack

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SALISBURY — An Ocean Pines man, arrested last June after striking a Wicomico County councilman in the head with a bat during a dispute over dogs, was sentenced last week to 10 years in jail, all......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Wind Farm Hearing Set For Saturday

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OCEAN CITY — On the eve of the highly-anticipated public hearing on the increased height of the proposed offshore wind turbines off the resort coast, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC)......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Resort Weighs Relaxed Fees, Incentives To Grow Residential Base

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OCEAN CITY — Encouraging more year-round residents to make the resort their home by relaxing some of the fees associated with new construction or creating other incentives was the subject of deb......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Obituaries – January 17, 2020

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Lawrence John Jock, Jr.OCEAN CITY — Lawrence John Jock, Jr., (affectionately known as Big Larry), age 58, of Ocean City, died suddenly on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.He was born in Camden, N.J. and ......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Slight Assessment Drop Proposed In Ocean Pines

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OCEAN PINES – Homeowners in Ocean Pines could see a slight decrease in their annual assessment this year.As proposed, the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) budget for the coming year includes an ass......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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County Exploring Ocean Pines Golf Course Irrigation

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SNOW HILL – Officials are expected to begin exploring the possibility of irrigating the Ocean Pines Golf Course with effluent from the community’s wastewater treatment plant.On Jan. 7, the......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Berlin ‘Moving Faster Than Normal’ On Budget Process

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BERLIN – After a contentious budget process last year, Berlin officials agreed to begin fiscal planning earlier than ever in 2020.Finance Director Natalie Saleh outlined the schedule for develop......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Berlin Officials Continue Heron Park Cleanup Talks

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BERLIN – While no concrete plans are in place, town officials remain committed to moving forward with cleanup at Heron Park.Mayor Gee Williams told the town council this week that as the birding......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Small Water Rate Hike To Fund Big Projects

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OCEAN CITY — Resort residents can expect a water usage rate increase over the next five years, but the modest hike will offset the cost of major infrastructure improvements.The Mayor and Council......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Engine Failure Blamed In Crash

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BERLIN — Engine failure was to blame for a small plane crash in a cornfield near Berlin last September, according to a preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – January 17, 2020

Posted by: The Dispatch
“OC Supports Green & Unseen Wind Farms.”That was the headline on communications from the Town of Ocean City in advance of what was being called the “Save Our Sunrise Public Hear......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Worthwhile Work On Reducing Costs

Posted by: The Dispatch
Current efforts at City Hall to address the loss of year-round residents in Ocean City are worthwhile.Implementing incentives and reducing fees associated with new construction are wise options for th......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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OCPD Reports Drop In Applicants For 2020 Season

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OCEAN CITY – As the Ocean City Police Department prepares for the upcoming summer season, Police Chief Ross Buzzuro shared his recruitment concerns this week.On Monday, Buzzuro presented the Oc......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Resort Weighs Relaxed Fees, Incentives To Grow Residential Base

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY — Encouraging more year-round residents to make the resort their home by relaxing some of the fees associated with new construction or creating other incentives was the subject of de......
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Some JUMBOOOOOS

Posted by: The Dispatch
Had a nice weather window today with mild winter temps, mostly sunny skies and light winds making it a great day to get out on the rip.  The wind will blow a “gale” tomorrow so the oc......
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Wicomico Opts For Post-Labor Day School Start Date

Posted by: The Dispatch
SALISBURY – The school board voted this week to approve an amended calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year after receiving more than 1,600 responses from the community.On Tuesday, the Wicomico......
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Woman Killed Riding Bike In Stockton; Her Child Uninjured; GoFundMe Page Created To Help Family

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STOCKTON — A Worcester County woman was struck by a vehicle and killed while riding bicycles with her child on Sunday near Stockton.Around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Maryland State Police troopers and......
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Bank’s Downtown Branch Donation Will Help Expand OC Museum’s Exhibit Space

Posted by: The Dispatch
OCEAN CITY – Efforts to transform a historic downtown building into a museum will move forward thanks to the generosity of a local bank.On Dec. 31, the Bank of Ocean City closed its branch on t......
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Showell School’s Year Cut Short For Demolition Work

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BERLIN – Showell Elementary School will end the school year early to allow for demolition of the existing facility and preparation of the new school.A waiver from the state will allow Showell E......
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Ocean Pines Seeks Lawsuit Dismissal

Posted by: The Dispatch
SNOW HILL – The Ocean Pines Association is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed regarding its failure to hold a referendum.On Jan. 10, attorneys for the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) filed a mo......
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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More Charges Possible After Assault Victim’s Death

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WEST OCEAN CITY — The victim in an alleged serious assault in West Ocean City in December has died, opening the possibility for additional charges, including potentially homicide.Eric J. Jarrett......
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Holding Tog Already

Posted by: The Dispatch
We’ve had some very unseasonable temperatures the past few days and today the wind was light which made conditions ideal for getting out on the water.  We look to see cold temperatures move......
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Monday, January 13, 2020
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Sides Continue Battle In Year-Round Occupancy Case

Posted by: The Dispatch
SNOW HILL – The legal dispute regarding occupancy at White Horse Park continues to move ahead.On Jan. 7, a Worcester County Circuit Court judge granted a request from White Horse Park’s b......
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Monday, January 13, 2020
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West OC Drive-Thru Burglar Sentenced To Jail Stay

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SNOW HILL — A Delaware man, arrested in August after driving his vehicle through the front doors of a closed business and stealing a 12-pack of beer, pleaded guilty last week, was sentenced to 3......

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